People hold placards protesting against parking charges at Broomfield Hospital

Essex hospital staff celebrate parking victory

Hospital workers in Essex are celebrating after health bosses promised to keep staff parking free for several more months. Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust had wanted to reintroduce staff parking charges — suspended during the pandemic — from 1 August but has now told UNISON it will put the brakes on its plans […]

Mid and South Essex hospitals hit staff with parking charge pay cut

Thousands of Essex health staff face an effective pay cut as hospitals bosses plan to reintroduce parking charges, UNISON warns today. Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSEFT), which runs Broomfield, Basildon and Southend hospitals, has told UNISON officials it wants to reintroduce staff parking charges from 1 August. Charges were scrapped during the […]

Mid and South Essex hospitals must start talking to staff to turn around ‘abysmal’ morale

Hospitals in Mid and South Essex must open up and start talking if they are going to turn around “abysmal” staff satisfaction levels, UNISON warns today. The official 2021 NHS Staff Survey revealed that the Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust (MSEFT) was below average in every single category of workforce satisfaction. Just 24% […]